Your data, privacy & the law

Privacy Notice

Within the NHS, your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for planning, designing, buying and paying for certain NHS services. These services include planned and emergency hospital care, mental health, rehabilitation, and community services.

About fair processing

The Data Protection Act requires organisations, including those in the NHS, to process personal data fairly and lawfully.

The methods by which these processes are governed and explained to patients are known as ‘fair processing’.

How personal confidential data are used

The main use of data is for the provision of direct care and care services. In these cases, data are collected from patients and shared between doctors and other regulated professionals to enable the provision of care. Relevant data are stored and processed in computer systems within care providers, such as general practices and provider trusts, (e.g., hospitals and community services), and with any organisations that have been contracted to process data on their behalf.

Fair processing requires that such sharing is made clear to the patient in the process of the provision of care and is understood by the patient.

For morning information regarding our privacy notice please see below link. 

Please click on the link below to see our Practice Privacy notice

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Privacy Notice Risk Stratification

(Updated 20.03.19)

You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff or download the opt out form below, complete it and return it to the practice

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

doc How information about you helps us to provide better care

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doc Opt Out Form - Download, complete and return to the practice

You can find out more on the NHS England Care Data website


Update 08.06.21: NHS Digital have confirmed the collection of GP data for Planning and Research in England has been deferred from the 1 July to the 1 September 2021'.

New GP Data Extraction for Research -beginning 01.07.21

NHS Digital has been collecting data from GPs through its trusted General Practice Extraction Service. This system is now being replaced with their new General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service, a broader general-purpose collection which will enable faster access to pseudonymised patient data for planners and researchers. 


The data collection will begin on 1st July 2021


More information about the service can be found on NHS Digital's website.


We now include this additional privacy notice, alongside our main privacy notice, that explains what data is used and why.

Opting out

If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both. These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail on the NHS digital website. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option.

If you would like to register a type1 opt-out, you can download the following form and return it to the surgery:

Type 1 opt out form

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